Kurt Birkins

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Now Sit Atop Wild Card Race

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Now Sit Atop Wild Card Race

    May 12, 2008 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria made yet another great defensive play in the first inning. These plays seem to happen on a daily basis now and Dirtbag probably should be the favorite to win Rookie of the Year based on his defense alone…After the 5th inning, the Rays trailed 5-4. It […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    May 3, 2008 at 11:24 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s walk in the 2nd. Dirtbag is struggling and Joe Maddon always said he wanted to see how he would handle a slump. Even if the hits aren’t coming right now, you want to see that he still has a mastery of the strike zone and is […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    April 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Bleacher Report breaks down the first month of the season for the Rays. [Bleacher Report] Her Rays breaks down the AL East after the first month. [Her Rays] The Rays are #9 in this week’s power rankings from The Sporting News. [The Sporting News] Big League Stew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    [THE HANGOVER] Since New Management Took Over, Value Of Tampa Bay Rays Has Increased 64.8%

    April 17, 2008 at 9:53 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: We can thank Brendan Harris for the 2 runs in the 6th by letting one go right through the wickets eventually letting 2 runners score. This is how bad Harris’ range is, he can’t even get balls hit right to him…Kurt Birkins looked solid in his first action […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    March 25, 2008 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (6 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 13, Pirates 4. The Good: Holy Schnikey! Edwin Jackson made 31 starts in 2007. Want to take a guess how many times he worked at least 7 innings? Take your time…Hint: You will only need one hand…That is […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] JP Howell Not In Running For Rotation

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] JP Howell Not In Running For Rotation

    March 16, 2008 at 9:38 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (15 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 11, Braves 10. The Good: Jason Hammel finally had a good start, throwing 5 scoreless. Is it enough to get his name back in the mix? Elliot Johnson […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Is Still A Member Of The Rays…For Now

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Is Still A Member Of The Rays…For Now

    December 13, 2007 at 9:44 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (63 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Bay Rays offered contracts to all players with less than six years of experience that did not already have a contract. While many (including this site) had speculated that Grant Balfour would be non-tendered and granted free agency, the […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Claim Kurt Birkins From Orioles

    The Hangover: The Rays Claim Kurt Birkins From Orioles

    October 30, 2007 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

    Scottsdale 8, Team USA 6.Reid Brignac continues to struggle in the AFL. Against Team USA, Brignac went 1-5 with a strikeout and is now hitting .193. Evan Longoria played third and hit clean-up for Team USA, going 1-5 with a run scored. He is now 3-12 with 3 singles in […]